Schizophrenia Articles

Hallucinations & Social Withdraw

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
I have been experiencing hallucinations for a little more that a year. I am 20 now, and have been experiencing a lot of stress due to school-what I had thought to be a potential cause. I had considered talking to someone about it but it ...

What Mental Illness Do I Have?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, September 20th, 2014
I hear voices in my head telling me bad things like to kill people and to kill myself. The thing is the voices I hear are in my head not like people talking to me. It is like they are thoughts that are not mine. ...

I Think People Are Watching Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Why do I think people are watching me on hidden cameras all the time? Ever since I was around 5 years old I’ve thought that people are watching me, not just people I know but celebs, doctors and random people too. I ignored it as a ...

Does My Brother Have Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Hi, I want to know...Hi dear doctors: I have a brother, he is 21, he isn't very well, the doctor in here said he is a patient of schizophrenia, but though he takes the medicine e.g (risperidone) he still very bad, we are really worried ...

I Am Concerned I Am Developing Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, September 8th, 2014
I am concerned I am developing schizophrenia. Recent events in my life have led me to believe that I may be developing this disease for several reasons. I really began to worry about a month ago. There was a period of my life when I ...

Will My Paranoia Lead to Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, August 28th, 2014
Yesterday I was diagnosed with paranoia, and I started on Saphris. I'm worried that my paranoia will eventually lead to having schizophrenia. I am 16 now, and will be 17 in 2 weeks. I have an older sister who is schizophrenic, which means I could ...

Possible Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, August 16th, 2014
I am 37 years old and over the past week I have begun hearing voices, sort of, it's more like random words and gibberish that pop into my head on and off, mostly when I'm tired or falling asleep. I have been under a great deal ...

OCD & Fear of Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, August 11th, 2014
As a kid I had two large episodes of anxiety, once when I was 9 and once when I was 12. Both times were due to fear of religion, afterlife, death, etc. I had been exposed to a junior camp counselor that informed me of ...

Visual Hallucinations Are Increasing/Auditory Decreasing for Son

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, August 10th, 2014
My 25 year old son has been recovering with schizoaffective disorder for the past few years. He currently is on clozapine, lithium, and Zoloft. We have been with him every step of the way so we are very familiar with the types of hallucinations he ...

Help Determining if My Cousin Is Schizophrenic

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
My cousin is a 56 year old who has been divorced twice. Had a few long and serious relationships, maybe lasting at the most 2/3 years. Is currently living alone. She has most recently become unemployed, a large source of stress for her, as her ...

How to Help a Bipolar Schizophrenic

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
My mother has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and severe bi-polarism for several years. Since my dad divorced her she has ran through all the money she was awarded. She has been living with my grandparents who can no longer handle the stress and cannot financially ...

Boyfriend Has Schizoaffective Disorder

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, July 4th, 2014
I have been in a relationship for five years with a man who was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, depression with psychotic features. For the most part, his disorder does not have a negative impact on our relationship. He has trouble keeping his place clean and ...